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By Mona Day 

PIER DEL SOL

 

October 6, 2014

Welcome –Special Olympics athletes being welcomed by volunteers at Pier del Sol 2013. Photo courtesy Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Southern California's annual fundraiser Pier Del Sol returns to the Santa Monica Pier at Pacific Park on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. with a Hollywood theme.

The event will honor The Coca-Cola Company which has been an Official Global Partner of Special Olympics for 46 years. Its 2015 support will benefit the 7,000 athletes competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

The event will be a fun day at the pier for the whole family to enjoy together while making a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes. There will feature music, entertainment, and a silent auction with prize packages from shopping sprees to local entertainment. There will also be arts and crafts and karaoke, as well as all the rides and games of Pacific Park and game booth prizes.

Also included is a VIP brunch provided by 38 of LA's top restaurants, including Chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence, Chef Olivier Rousselle of On Sunset, Chef Tanino Drago of Tanino Ristorante, and Chef Ermando Robles of Porto Via.

Many celebrities and sports figures will pitch in, including Maria Shriver and Los Angeles County Supervisor candidate Bobby Shriver attending as honorary chairs.

Since 1997, Pier del Sol has raised nearly $8 million, benefiting and changing the lives of more than 17,000 Special Olympic Southern California athletes.

For tickets and information, please visit http://www.sosc.org.

 

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